INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Patients at Franciscan Health Cancer Center Indianapolis now have something to warm up with while undergoing treatment and at home, thanks to Dreyer & Reinbold Subaru and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).
Accompanied by Franciscan staff and LLS officials, representatives from the Greenwood, Indiana-based auto dealer recently visited the center to deliver 80 blankets and thermal bags to be distributed to patients. The donations are part of the “Loves to Care” program, a health-focused initiative of Subaru's national philanthropic platform.
During their visit, they also personally presented blankets to two patients undergoing treatment at the Franciscan Health Indiana Blood & Marrow Transplantation (IBMT) unit. The program is one – and the first – of only two facilities in Indiana offering full-service transplant care, including bone marrow and stem cell transplants. The unit specializes in treating leukemia, Hodgkins or non-Hodgkins lymphoma, multiple myeloma and other blood disorders.
Anand Tandra, MD, an IBMT physician, and Michelle Nees, RN, Cancer Center program, accompanied the group during the visit. They also were joined by LLS Development Manager Alison Schumacher.
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